16 Mike Perks


If you look up ‘midfield dynamo’ in certain dictionaries, a photo of Mike ‘Nosha’ Perks is used as illustration. Although ostensibly a defensive midfielder, Nosha is a frequent goalscorer, spending as much time in the final third as he does the first third.

Previously of Gornal Athletic and Tipton Town fame, Nosha arrived at Sporting Khalsa part of the way through the season and, although needing time to adapt to his new surrounds after a spell out of the game, played an invaluable part in the championship winning campaign.

Played an injury-interrupted role in the 2015-16 season which saw Khalsa finish in third spot, come within one game of the first round proper in the FA Cup and win the JW Hunt Cup at the Molineux. Both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons were frustrating and injury-ravaged ones for Nosha, a series of injuries meaning his impact on the side was limited by his standards and he left Sporting Khalsa in the summer of 2018.

After a season out of action, Nosha returned to the Aspray Arena during pre-season ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Nosha suffers from a rare medical condition which means he is unable to travel on any form of transport with an even number of wheels and regularly gets to away fixtures on a tricycle.

First team squad